Important funding application dates

Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme - applications now open

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Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme – applications now open

DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst German Academic Exchange Service

The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.

It aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.

The scheme will support exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities. Researchers must be working on a joint research project with their German counterparts, rather than simply furthering their own individual research in Germany.

The support of early career researchers and junior scholars is a significant focus of this scheme.


Projects are funded for one or two years commencing in 2017.

Federation University, via the Office of the DVC Research & Innovation, has committed a maximum of AUD $12,500 funding for successful applications.

Although these applications are not HERDC reportable, due to internal panel selection requirements and Universities Australia processes, all applications must be submitted by the closing date to .

Further Information

Federation University contact officer for this scheme is:
Tina D'Urbano, Team Leader, Research Funding and Ethics:

Application Form, guidelines and further information can be found on the Universities Australia website:


Applications open on 4 April 2016 and close on 17 June 2016. Applicants will be informed of the DAAD review panel outcomes in writing in November 2016. Project funding will commence in 2017.

Please note the important dates below, including the internal deadline for the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, due to by:

GEOI deadline

Internal Compliance Review deadline

Return to Researcher

Final internal deadline to Research Funding

External Deadline






***** Please also check with your Faculty for any additional internal deadlines.

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If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at

*Please also check with your Faculty ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*

Budget support and information

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